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    Desdemona: 1.3.208-218
    My noble father,
    I do perceive here a divided duty:
    To you I am bound for life and education;
    My life and education both do learn me
    How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;
    I am

    Othello Close Reading

    Desdemona: 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but here's...

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    To point to a more specific form of alternative medicine, the one topic that has been researched numerous times over the years has been mindfulness practices. Although they may seem too small or short to have any

    The Effect of Mindfulness on the Brain

    To point to a more specific form of alternative medicine, the one topic that has been researched numerous times over the years has been mindfulness practices. Although they may seem too small or short to have any effect, it...

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    Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, difficulties in social situations, and a variety of mood swings. Treated with antipsychotics that “dampen only the most overt s

    Unlocking the Schizophrenia Mystery

    Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, difficulties in social situations, and a variety of mood swings. Treated with antipsychotics that “dampen only the most overt symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations” (Balter, 2017), it is thought...

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    It is completely mind boggling that mental illness is still only slowly being acknowledged. But the general public is unaware of all of the alternative approaches to alleviating symptoms of moderate to severe

    Try Alternative Methods!

    It is completely mind boggling that mental illness is still only slowly being acknowledged. But the general public is unaware of all of the alternative approaches to alleviating symptoms of moderate to severe mental illness. For some, medication may...

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    • Lauren,
      I really enjoyed what you wrote because most writing I have seen about mental illness is about what it is and how it affects you. I like how you took the stance of what kind of medication people are using or if they are going to therapy. I think there are many ways to deal with mental illness, including exercise, meditation, or even spending time with positive people in your life. Here is an article I found that might help you along the way during your writing. It is specifically about meditation. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/01/07/260470831/mindfulness-meditation-can-help-relieve-anxiety-and-depression
      Thank you for sharing!

    • Lauren,
      I am really surprised by this post. It is upsetting to know that mental health is not seen as a bigger issue in our world. As a person who deals with depression and anxiety who uses prescriptions and therapy to cope with things, it is scary to know that they are not fully for sure what these drugs are doing to my brain, and the long term affects they will have on my life. I struggled with starting meds due to “the quick fix pill” that you stated above, and I think there are many other ways to help cope with these conditions, and agree with you that even though taking a pill might make things better for right now, but it won’t help in the long term. I found this article written by the Mayo Clinic that talks about exercise and the positive attributes it can bring to dealing with mental health, and thought you would enjoy it!

      https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495

      Thanks for sharing.
      Caleigh

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    The first step to healing the mind is defined by the desire to act on healing. In order to do this, those who suffer mental illness must be willing and open to be helped. In some cases, taking medication longterm

    Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Care

    The first step to healing the mind is defined by the desire to act on healing. In order to do this, those who suffer mental illness must be willing and open to be helped. In some cases, taking medication...

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    • Lauren,
      This post was really interesting to me. I never really thought about the harm that a anti-depressant and it’s great that our mind can be healed by our bodies. I think one of the best ways to ease depression is therapy. I believe it is best to talk to someone, whether it be a therapist, a parent, a friend, one of those “safeutah” people (for example) that are always there to text you back when you need help, etc. Even writing down problems and maybe even just talking them out loud to yourself can help improve your outlook on the problem. There are even different types of therapy: https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/what-types-psychotherapy-are-helpful-anxiety-and-depression
      Thanks for sharing your findings!

    • Lauren, this post is very interesting, and I think you did a great job at researching the topic. I completely agree that ant-depressant’s can be harmful and it is important to explore other options before instantly going on pills. I think pills should be more of a last resort because it is better to find ways to help yourself before turning to medication. Not to say anti-depressants are bad, because I also believe that they are truly helpful and have helped a lot of people through mental illness. I found an article relating to your topic from Boston University that I think you might find interesting: https://cpr.bu.edu/resources/newsletter/alternative-approaches-mental-health-care/

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    The concern of abortion is still very present in todays society, especially as Trump continues to be against it. Republicans are known to the pro-life and continue to enforce that as they attempt to shut down

    Abortion Laws

    The concern of abortion is still very present in todays society, especially as Trump continues to be against it. Republicans are known to the pro-life and continue to enforce that as they attempt to shut down Planned Parenthood and...

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    Today it is more common for news to be hurtful than it is to be reassuring. People would rather hear gossip and scandal than they would something exciting or beneficial. Recent examples from current society

    Gossip and Scandal in the Media

    Today it is more common for news to be hurtful than it is to be reassuring. People would rather hear gossip and scandal than they would something exciting or beneficial. Recent examples from current society reflect this idea. For...

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    The idea of political socialization is a huge part of our society today. By definition, political socialization is “the process by which people form their ideas and values about politics.” The many influences that

    Political Socialization

    The idea of political socialization is a huge part of our society today. By definition, political socialization is "the process by which people form their ideas and values about politics." The many influences that play a role in this...

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    As many of us have experienced, nature can positively affect our happiness and overall state of mind through the beautiful sights we see and the beneficial chemical processes that nature brings. “Scientists are

    Nature vs The Brain

    As many of us have experienced, nature can positively affect our happiness and overall state of mind through the beautiful sights we see and the beneficial chemical processes that nature brings. "Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being...

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    • Dear Lauren:

      I am amazed with your post “Nature vs The Brain”, because I have experienced that when I am indoors all day my head starts to hurt and I start to feel sick, but when I go outside I start feeling much better. I think it has to do with having some fresh air and oxygen go into the human body.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “The outside stimulus involved are known to positively influence the way we think, feel, and live”. I think this is true because being outdoors keeps us away from technology and we start to see all the positive things in real life opposed to seeing all the negativity on social media.
      Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write about next, because your post was very interesting to read.

      Juan Gomez

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    “You might not think you look much like a catfish or a Tyrannosaurus rex, but a microscope will reveal that you are all made of pretty similar kinds of cells. So are plants and fungi.” Fossil records dating bac

    How did life begin?

    “You might not think you look much like a catfish or a Tyrannosaurus rex, but a microscope will reveal that you are all made of pretty similar kinds of cells. So are plants and fungi.” Fossil records dating back...

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